Drugs for Life Book

Drugs for Life

  • Author : Joseph Dumit
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-09-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822348719


Download Drugs for Life Book in PDF and ePub

Challenges our understanding of health, risks, facts, and clinical trials [Payot]

Drugs for Life Book

Drugs for Life

  • Author : Joseph Dumit
  • Publisher : Duke University Press Books
  • File Size : 7,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-09-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0822348608


Download Drugs for Life Book in PDF and ePub

Every year the average number of prescriptions purchased by Americans increases, as do healthcare expenditures, which are projected to reach one-fifth of the U.S. gross domestic product by 2020. In Drugs for Life, Joseph Dumit considers how our burgeoning consumption of medicine and cost of healthcare not only came to be, but also came to be taken for granted. For several years, Dumit attended pharmaceutical industry conferences; spoke with marketers, researchers, doctors, and patients; and surveyed the industry's literature regarding strategies to expand markets for prescription drugs. He concluded that underlying the continual growth in medications, disease categories, costs, and insecurity is a relatively new perception of ourselves as inherently ill and in need of chronic treatment. This perception is based on clinical trials that we have largely outsourced to pharmaceutical companies. Those companies in turn see clinical trials as investments and measure the value of those investments by the size of the market and profits that they will create. They only ask questions for which the answer is more medicine. Drugs for Life challenges our understanding of health, risks, facts, and clinical trials, the very concepts used by pharmaceutical companies to grow markets to the point where almost no one can imagine a life without prescription drugs.

Drug Repositioning Book

Drug Repositioning

  • Author : Michael J. Barratt
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-05-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 499
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470878279


Download Drug Repositioning Book in PDF and ePub

The how's and why's of successful drug repositioning Drug repositioning, also known as drug reprofiling or repurposing, has become an increasingly important part of the drug development process. This book examines the business, technical, scientific, and operational challenges and opportunities that drug repositioning offers. Readers will learn how to perform the latest experimental and computational methods that support drug repositioning, and detailed case studies throughout the book demonstrate how these methods fit within the context of a comprehensive drug repositioning strategy. Drug Repositioning is divided into three parts: Part 1, Drug Repositioning: Business Case, Strategies, and Operational Considerations, examines the medical and commercial drivers underpinning the quest to reposition existing drugs, guiding readers through the key strategic, technical, operational, and regulatory decisions needed for successful drug repositioning programs. Part 2, Application of Technology Platforms to Uncover New Indications and Repurpose Existing Drugs, sets forth computational-based strategies, tools, and databases that have been designed for repositioning studies, screening approaches, including combinations of existing drugs, and a look at the development of chemically modified analogs of approved agents. Part 3, Academic and Non-Profit Initiatives & the Role of Alliances in the Drug Repositioning Industry, explores current investigations for repositioning drugs to treat rare and neglected diseases, which are frequently overlooked by for-profit pharmaceutical companies due to their lack of commercial return. The book's appendix provides valuable resources for drug repositioning researchers, including information on drug repositioning and reformulation companies, databases, government resources and organizations, regulatory agencies, and drug repositioning initiatives from academia and non-profits. With this book as their guide, students and pharmaceutical researche

Bad Pharma Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Bad Pharma

  • Author : Ben Goldacre
  • Publisher : Signal
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-02-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771036316


Download Bad Pharma Book in PDF and ePub

We all feel uncomfortable about the role of profit in healthcare, we all have a vague notion that the global $600bn pharmaceutical industry is somehow evil and untrustworthy, but that sense rarely goes beyond a flaky, undifferentiated new age worldview. Bad Pharma puts real flesh on those bones, revealing the rigged evidence used by drug companies. Bad information means bad treatment decisions, which means patients suffer and die: there is no climactic moment of villainy, but drugs are used which are overpriced, less effective, and have more side effects. There are five cheap, easy things we can do to fix the problem. Bad Pharma takes a big dirty secret out into the open, and will provide a single focus for concerns people have both inside and outside medicine.

Life Threatening Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs Book

Life Threatening Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

  • Author : Peter Manu
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128033906


Download Life Threatening Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs Book in PDF and ePub

Life-Threatening Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs describes in detail more than 20 life-threatening effects associated with antipsychotics, presents the best available data on their incidence and case fatality, and gives comprehensive advice on diagnosis, management and preventive strategies. In addition, the book discusses the benefit of antipsychotic medication in a range of therapeutic indications, and demonstrates the gain in life-expectancy associated with clozapine use in severe mental illness despite its serious, potentially life-threatening adverse effects. Covers cardiovascular, neurological, muscular, hematological, gastrointestinal, autonomic and metabolic effects Gives advice on risk factors, confounding diagnoses and measures to minimise seriousness Discusses clozapine rechallenge after each of its serious adverse reactions Makes suggestions for optimum management of somatic disease in those with severe mental illness, to improve life-expectancy Includes data on post-mortem considerations

Living with Drugs Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Living with Drugs

  • Author : Michael Gossop
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 0754649199


Download Living with Drugs Book in PDF and ePub

Now in its sixth edition, Living with Drugs continues to be a well-respected and indispensable reference tool. Michael Gossop has updated this new edition to take account of new laws and practices that have come in to place since the previous edition, published in 2000. Written in an accessible style and providing a balanced perspective, the book is ideal for non-specialists in training, such as student nurses and social workers and for anyone with an interest in this complex, ever-present and emotive issue.

Bottle of Lies Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Bottle of Lies

  • Author : Katherine Eban
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • File Size : 20,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063054103


Download Bottle of Lies Book in PDF and ePub

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2019 New York Public Library Best Books of 2019 Kirkus Reviews Best Health and Science Books of 2019 Science Friday Best Books of 2019 New postscript by the author From an award-winning journalist, an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals fraud and life-threatening dangers on a global scale—The Jungle for pharmaceuticals Many have hailed the widespread use of generic drugs as one of the most important public-health developments of the twenty-first century. Today, almost 90 percent of our pharmaceutical market is comprised of generics, the majority of which are manufactured overseas. We have been reassured by our doctors, our pharmacists and our regulators that generic drugs are identical to their brand-name counterparts, just less expensive. But is this really true? Katherine Eban’s Bottle of Lies exposes the deceit behind generic-drug manufacturing—and the attendant risks for global health. Drawing on exclusive accounts from whistleblowers and regulators, as well as thousands of pages of confidential FDA documents, Eban reveals an industry where fraud is rampant, companies routinely falsify data, and executives circumvent almost every principle of safe manufacturing to minimize cost and maximize profit, confident in their ability to fool inspectors. Meanwhile, patients unwittingly consume medicine with unpredictable and dangerous effects. The story of generic drugs is truly global. It connects middle America to China, India, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil, and represents the ultimate litmus test of globalization: what are the risks of moving drug manufacturing offshore, and are they worth the savings? A decade-long investigation with international sweep, high-stakes brinkmanship and big money at its core, Bottle of Lies reveals how the world’s greatest public-health innovation has become one of its most astonishing swindles.

Saving Lives  Buying Time Book

Saving Lives Buying Time

  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • File Size : 7,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2004-10-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309092180


Download Saving Lives Buying Time Book in PDF and ePub

For more than 50 years, low-cost antimalarial drugs silently saved millions of lives and cured billions of debilitating infections. Today, however, these drugs no longer work against the deadliest form of malaria that exists throughout the world. Malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africaâ€"currently just over one million per yearâ€"are rising because of increased resistance to the old, inexpensive drugs. Although effective new drugs called "artemisinins" are available, they are unaffordable for the majority of the affected population, even at a cost of one dollar per course. Saving Lives, Buying Time: Economics of Malaria Drugs in an Age of Resistance examines the history of malaria treatments, provides an overview of the current drug crisis, and offers recommendations on maximizing access to and effectiveness of antimalarial drugs. The book finds that most people in endemic countries will not have access to currently effective combination treatments, which should include an artemisinin, without financing from the global community. Without funding for effective treatment, malaria mortality could double over the next 10 to 20 years and transmission will intensify.

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain

  • Author : Marc Lewis
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385669269


Download Memoirs of an Addicted Brain Book in PDF and ePub

A gripping, ultimately triumphant memoir that's also the most comprehensive and comprehensible study of the neuroscience of addiction written for the general public. FROM THE INTRODUCTION: "We are prone to a cycle of craving what we don't have, finding it, using it up or losing it, and then craving it all the more. This cycle is at the root of all addictions, addictions to drugs, sex, love, cigarettes, soap operas, wealth, and wisdom itself. But why should this be so? Why are we desperate for what we don't have, or can't have, often at great cost to what we do have, thereby risking our peace and contentment, our safety, and even our lives?" The answer, says Dr. Marc Lewis, lies in the structure and function of the human brain. Marc Lewis is a distinguished neuroscientist. And, for many years, he was a drug addict himself, dependent on a series of dangerous substances, from LSD to heroin. His narrative moves back and forth between the often dark, compellingly recounted story of his relationship with drugs and a revelatory analysis of what was going on in his brain. He shows how drugs speak to the brain - which is designed to seek rewards and soothe pain - in its own language. He shows in detail the neural mechanics of a variety of powerful drugs and of the onset of addiction, itself a distortion of normal perception. Dr. Lewis freed himself from addiction and ended up studying it. At the age of 30 he traded in his pharmaceutical supplies for the life of a graduate student, eventually becoming a professor of developmental psychology, and then of neuroscience - his field for the last 12 years. This is the story of his journey, seen from the inside out.

Life After You Book

Life After You

  • Author : Linda Lajterman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-09-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0990634302


Download Life After You Book in PDF and ePub

Writing by a mother whose son died from a drug overdose, this book is a cautionary tale to teens about the devastation they leave behind after a death from drugs.

Synthesis of Essential Drugs Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Synthesis of Essential Drugs

  • Author : Ruben Vardanyan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2006-03-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 634
  • ISBN 10 : 008046212X


Download Synthesis of Essential Drugs Book in PDF and ePub

Synthesis of Essential Drugs describes methods of synthesis, activity and implementation of diversity of all drug types and classes. With over 2300 references, mainly patent, for the methods of synthesis for over 700 drugs, along with the most widespread synonyms for these drugs, this book fills the gap that exists in the literature of drug synthesis. It provides the kind of information that will be of interest to those who work, or plan to begin work, in the areas of biologically active compounds and the synthesis of medicinal drugs. This book presents the synthesis of various groups of drugs in an order similar to that traditionally presented in a pharmacology curriculum. This was done with a very specific goal in mind – to harmonize the chemical aspects with the pharmacology curriculum in a manner useful to chemists. Practically every chapter begins with an accepted brief definition and description of a particular group of drugs, proposes their classification, and briefly explains the present model of their action. This is followed by a detailed discussion of methods for their synthesis. Of the thousands of drugs existing on the pharmaceutical market, the book mainly covers generic drugs that are included in the WHO’s Essential List of Drugs. For practically all of the 700+ drugs described in the book, references (around 2350) to the methods of their synthesis are given along with the most widespread synonyms. Synthesis of Essential Drugs is an excellent handbook for chemists, biochemists, medicinal chemists, pharmacists, pharmacologists, scientists, professionals, students, university libraries, researchers, medical doctors and students, and professionals working in medicinal chemistry. * Provides a brief description of methods of synthesis, activity and implementation of all drug types * Includes synonyms * Includes over 2300 references

Searching for the Truth about Drugs Book

Searching for the Truth about Drugs

  • Author : Marty Gruber and Jack Donaldson
  • Publisher : Inspiring Voices
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012-06-27
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 1462401058


Download Searching for the Truth about Drugs Book in PDF and ePub

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to travel the road that a drug addict has chosen, sit back and read about the road into living hell—and back. Marty Gruber abused drugs for 45 years, and he attempted suicide immediately before he found the door of escape from drug abuse, and the key to a meaningful life. With the aid of Providence Marty found long term meaning, and in the process he has been given the privilege of warning teens about the trap of drug abuse. Research performed in 2010 shows that 48.2 percent of America’s high school seniors have tried illicit drugs. In 2011 the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that drug abuse cost the United States six hundred and nine billion dollars ($609,000,000,000 is not a typo). Most drug addicts die from their addiction because becoming drug free requires help, and many never find that help. Research shows that for each dollar invested in drug abuse prevention, a savings of up to ten dollars in rehabilitation treatment can be achieved. A teenager can’t see as far down the road as a seventy-five-year-old man who has already been down that road to just short of its logical end—death. In Marty’s case, this was attempted suicide. Marty has returned to warn others not to take the road leading to drug abuse.

Staying Clean Book

Staying Clean

  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : Hazelden Publishing
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : 0894864475


Download Staying Clean Book in PDF and ePub

Each section of Staying Clean focuses on one of 33 proven ideas for staying drug-free, such as seeking professional help, using meditation, attending support groups, and praying. An excellent introduction to understanding life in recovery.

The Selection and Use of Essential Medicines Book

The Selection and Use of Essential Medicines

  • Author : WHO Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines
  • Publisher : WHO
  • File Size : 8,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000093001240


Download The Selection and Use of Essential Medicines Book in PDF and ePub

This report presents the recommendations of the WHO Expert Committee responsible for updating the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines. The first part contains a progress report on the new procedures for updating the Model List and the development of the WHO Essential Medicines Library. It continues with a section on changes made in revising the Model List followed by a review of some sections such as hypertensive medicines and fast track procedures for deleting items. Annexes include the 13th version of the Model List and items on the list sorted according to their 5-level Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical classification codes.

Drugs Book


  • Author : Nigel South
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1999-02-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 0761952357


Download Drugs Book in PDF and ePub

This authoritative overview of drugs and society today examines: whether a process of `normalization' of drugs and drug use is under way; the debate over prohibition versus legislation; `drugs' and `users' as `other' or `dangerous'; drugs and dance cultures; drug use among young women; images of `race' and drugs; medical responses to drugs; policing strategies and controlling drug users; drug control and sport; and the question of prohibition versus liberalization.